In this tutorial, we will create a simple Specflow test in C#, using NUnit as the test runner.


Although this tutorial explores a way of managing Specflow tests in Jira, it does not take advantage of Xray's Cucumber features.

Therefore, in this case, Jira isn't used to make the BDD specification; only to abstract the Tests. The tests in Jira wil be created as Generic Tests, not Cucumber Tests. Since the semantics of Cucumber Tests is lost, so do the Scenario Outline examples-related results.

We suggest you to have a look at this tutorial instead: Testing using SpecFlow and Gherkin scenarios in C#.


Specflow is a tool used for BDD in C#.

In this example, the test case validates a Calculator class and exploits some NUnit features, such as the ability to validate the same Test against multiple input values, and also the possibility of linking Tests with requirements in Jira by using Test attributes.

Feature: Calculator
       In order to avoid silly mistakes
       As a math idiot
       I want to be told the arithmetic operation of two numbers
Scenario: Add two numbers
       Given I have entered 50 into the calculator
       And I have also entered 70 into the calculator
       When I press add
       Then the result should be 120 on the screen

Scenario: Multiply two numbers
       Given I have entered 2 into the calculator
       And I have also entered 3 into the calculator
       When I press multiply
       Then the result should be 6 on the screen

Scenario Outline: Amazing addition of  two numbers
       Given I have entered <input_1> into the calculator
       And I have also entered <input_2> into the calculator
       When I press add
       Then the result should be <output> on the screen
		    | input_1 | input_2 | output |
		    | 20      | 30      | 50     |
		    | 30      | 50      | 80     |
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting;
using TechTalk.SpecFlow;

public sealed class CalculatorSteps
    private int result { get; set; }
    private Calculator calculator = new Calculator();
    [Given(@"I have entered (.*) into the calculator")]
    public void GivenIHaveEnteredIntoTheCalculator(int number)
        calculator.FirstNumber = number;
    [Given(@"I have also entered (.*) into the calculator")]
    public void GivenIHaveAlsoEnteredIntoTheCalculator(int number)
        calculator.SecondNumber = number;
    [When(@"I press add")]
    public void WhenIPressAdd()
        result = calculator.Add();
    [When(@"I press multiply")]
    public void WhenIPressMultiply()
        result = calculator.Multiply();
    [Then(@"the result should be (.*) on the screen")]
    public void ThenTheResultShouldBeOnTheScreen(int expectedResult)
        Assert.AreEqual(expectedResult, result);
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <package id="NUnit" version="3.6.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Console" version="3.6.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.ConsoleRunner" version="3.6.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Extension.NUnitProjectLoader" version="3.5.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Extension.NUnitV2Driver" version="3.6.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Extension.NUnitV2ResultWriter" version="3.5.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Extension.TeamCityEventListener" version="1.0.2" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit.Extension.VSProjectLoader" version="3.5.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="NUnit3TestAdapter" version="3.6.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="Shouldly" version="2.8.2" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="SpecFlow" version="2.1.0" targetFramework="net452" />
  <package id="SpecFlow.NUnit" version="2.1.0" targetFramework="net452" />

After successfully running the Scenarios and generating the NUnit XML report (e.g., TestResult.xml), it can be imported to Xray via the REST API or the Import Execution Results action within the Test Execution.

nunit3-console bin\Debug\UnitTestProject2.dll
curl -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" -u admin:admin -F "file=@TestResult.xml" "http://localhost:8080/rest/raven/1.0/import/execution/nunit?projectKey=CALC"

NUnit's Test Case is mapped to a Generic Test in Jira, and the Generic Test Definition field contains the name of the class, and the method name that implements the Test Case.

The Execution Details of the Generic Test contains information about the Test Suite, which in this case corresponds to the Test Case class.